North Sails LOFT NEWS
CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT: LAKE CHAMPLAIN
Premiere Sailing With Gorgeous Views
Around an hour and half South of Montreal sits a hidden gem for sailing with picturesque views and fantastic breeze. Hugh Beaton and Louisa Sonosky from North Sails Toronto visited Montreal based North Sails Expert Miro Balcar for a weekend of sailing and laughs with local North Sails customers. Willsboro Bay Marina sits tucked away from the noise of the city on the US side of New York side of Lake Champlain.
My second visit to Willsboro Bay did not disappoint – the facilities are outstanding, and the passion for sailing is alive and well on Lake Champlain. We had scheduled two outings during the afternoon to look at new sails and discuss the addition of a modern furling Code 0s which are great additions for modern cruisers looking for some additional horsepower for reaching in light winds.The evening social completed the day with over 40 guests milling about and sharing sailing stories – a big thank you to Bob Klein and family for providing great facilities for our North Sails Day. – Hugh Beaton, North Sails
Saturday featured 6-7 knots of breeze in the middle of the day, allowing for a great afternoon of sailing with dedicated North Sails customer Francois Bertheau onboard his Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 469. Later on Saturday saw a drop in wind speed to around 4-5 knots yet still gorgeous conditions thanks to the mountain views and warm sun. Hugh sailed with Jean Francois Elie onboard Scoot, NED ACK55 with an all carbon rig, for a couple hours as well in these fantastic conditions.
One could not ask for better conditions than what we saw all weekend; the right temperature mixed with enough for a leisurely sail around the bay. The views are picturesque – a must visit for all. – Louisa Sonosky, North Sails
As a thank you to our local North Sails customers, we toasted to the season ahead filled with as many picturesque weekends as possible.